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AC 150/5220-23 - Frangible Connections

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150/5220-23 - Frangible Connections

Date Issued
April 27, 2009
Responsible Office
AAS-100,  Office of Airport Safety & Standards - Airport Engineering Division

Contains specifications for the frangible connections used to support objects located in airfield safety areas, including fuse bolts, special material bolts, frangible couplings, tear-through fasteners, and tear-out sections.

This AC is based on the performance standards, specifications, and recommendations contained in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aerodrome Design Manual, Part 6, Frangibility, and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Engineering Technical Letter (ETL) 01-20: Guidelines for Airfield Frangibility Zones.

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